"Shubbak not only shows the diversity of Arab culture but also what makes it distinctive to itself."

Festival audience member, 2019

Every two years in London, Shubbak presents a major festival showcasing contemporary Arab art and culture.

There's always plenty to see and do. From marathon DJ sets to evenings of soulful dance and music, cutting edge films to new classics, fresh talent in dance and the visual arts to theatrical legends, and bold new voices in literature and poetry. The varied programme offers a different perspective on Arab culture. Audiences are excited by the chance to discover new and interesting artists, and to re-acquaint themselves with celebrated names.

To get a flavour of what we offer, explore the 2023 festival guide, browse previous festivals or watch some of our favourite moments and highlights from recent festivals.

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Shubbak Festival 2023

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Shubbak Festival 2021

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Shubbak Festival 2019

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Badia Bouhrizi Sonic Frontiers Night 1

2023 Festival

Whatever your walk of life, your tribe, creed, belief, Shubbak invited you to take an Arab breath with us across London and beyond.

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Reflecting on Shubbak 2023

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